THE FIRST THING TO HIT IAIN COUZIN when he walked into the Oxford lab where he kept his locusts was the smell, like a stale barn full of old hay. The second, third, and fourth things to hit him were locusts. The insects frequently escaped their cages and careened into the faces of scientists and lab techs. The room was hot and humid, and the constant commotion of 20,000 bugs produced a miasma of aerosolized insect exoskeleton. Many of the staff had to wear respirators to avoid developing severe allergies. “It wasn’t the easiest place to do science,” Couzin says.
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The largest natural gas leak ever recorded is jeopardizing health and causing evacuations for thousands of Southern California residents. And two months into it, scientists and engineers still can’t figure out a way to contain the seeping gas.
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With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:
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At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in La Vegas, BMW will show a “Vision Car” concept featuring an interior that has a touchless multimedia interface called AirTouch. This allows the screen in the car to be used like a touchscreen without making contact with the surface by using sensors that record hand movements between the central console and an interior mirror. AirTouch is essentially an expansion of the gesture control system that’s now found in the 2016 BMW 7 Series.
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In ancient Greek myth, the Hydra was a multi-headed monster that grew two more heads for every one that it lost. As it turns out, the real-life animal named after this mythical beast may be even more tenacious.
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What learning strategies do “quick learners” follow?
Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have learned across my interests in business, personal development, and martial arts.
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Spotted hyenas may be the chattiest carnivores on the planet. They whoop, rumble, low, and laugh, announcing their presence wherever they go. But what do all these calls mean?
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